Global Gateway: President von der Leyen announces major event on 21-22 June

April 12, 2022
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The 2022 edition of the European Development Days (EDD) will take place on 21 and 22 June under the theme ‘Global Gateway: building sustainable partnerships for a connected world’. The event will bring together high-level participants from around the world to take stock of progress on the implementation of the Global Gateway strategy.

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said: “In a world marked by rising instability and shared global challenges, our partner countries need reliable friends. With Global Gateway, the European Union redoubles its efforts and offers partnership based on mutual values and common objectives for green, smart and inclusive investments. I’m looking forward to welcoming political leaders, representatives of civil society and the private sector from around the world to the European Development Days, where we will discuss concrete implementation of Global Gateway.”

The European Development Days will feature a series of high-level panels around the five key themes of Global Gateway: digital, climate and energy, transport, health, education and research. Dedicated sessions will be organised on the geopolitical context and the need for sustainable financing streams together with specific sessions on each region.

The European Development Days will be a hybrid event. 2,500 participants are expected to come to Brussels from around the world, with another 10,000 taking part online. 11 Young Leaders will come to Brussels for a dedicated programme, with each one of them being part of a high-level discussion panel at the event.

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia